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 Care Campaign For The Vulnerable

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is learning of the pressures faced by conscientious led Care Providers striving to offer a caring and safe environment to both service users and staff. Safety monitoring is proving to be a invaluable care assist tool - bringing a more open and transparent culture into care homes as well as saving valuable resources within the care home sector and the NHS

Case Studies

Our late mother's fall was evidenced by CCTV... her family couldn't view the footage to give us peace of mind...''

Friday 18th June 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable supports families in care that come to us reporting unwitnessed falls and how this can bring severe deterioration in the health of a loved one. The sudden decline often leads to a much loved relative sadly passing away and families tell us this is unacceptable when ... More

''A' buy out' scheme will see vulnerable elderly residents, including my mum, faced with eviction...''

Friday 11th June 2021

A daughter contacted CCFTV telling of a situation that has unfolded over the last two weeks within her mother’s care home setting of a company ‘buy out’ taking place and on completion of the contract and transfer of ownership, the new Care Provider/company have issued lette... More

''Failing to recognise the mental well being of our most vulnerable during the pandemic requires serious reflection...''

Thursday 13th May 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable has campaigned since April 2020 for a public inquiry on the handling of the Covid pandemic in the care of our most vulnerable. Families and advocates are contacting CCFTV wanting to tell us their experiences during the Covid 19 pandemic and why they are relieved a p... More

“Our late Grandad was let down with his care...he's not just a COVID statistic...''

Saturday 8th May 2021

Families contact CCFTV reporting loved ones suffering neglect saying the Covid pandemic did bring the sector many challenges but this must not be used as an excuse for delivering substandard care during a time families were restricted from entering care homes. A granddaughter CCFTV is supporting t... More

''My vulnerable mother was evicted from her care home and funding stopped.... its been a nightmare.''

Wednesday 28th April 2021

''My mother's care home was absolutely adamant that she had to leave. I did find a new home which I was really happy with and who were happy to take my mum but because the home tried to evict mum under the context of her ¨needing general nursing home care¨ the CHC team then said that she cou... More

''My mum has MS and now told she has to leave her care home that she loves, due to cost...''

Monday 26th April 2021

''My Mum is eighty years old and she has been in a nursing home (which she chose) since 2017. She has MS and has deteriorated rapidly since my Dad died seven years ago. Her nursing home is wonderful and she is so happy there and so well cared for and is now extremely distressed that the local autho... More

''My mother was told she couldn't return back to her care home.... ''

Sunday 11th April 2021

''My mother had been a resident in a Care Home in Northumberland for the last two and half years until Thursday, April 8th 2021. She is the sweetest, most unassuming and caring lady, until three consecutive admissions to the hospital in the last three months due to the neglectful care within this h... More

''Mum's been served notice to leave her care home after I asked for essential carer status .''

Friday 9th April 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is contacted by loved ones telling us elderly relatives are served shock eviction notices when they ask for essential caregiver status. The Government recently announced a relative could have regular access to loved ones if they required more one to one care, needin... More

Families still ''fighting for access'' to gain essential caregiver status...

Saturday 3rd April 2021

LYN AND HER HUSBAND The easing of care home visitation restrictions has brought families much joy telling us they've been apart from loved ones for nearly a year and being able to see and hold their hand again has been long-awaited. However, CCFTV is concerned after receiving corresponden... More

Families “battling” to visit loved ones are forced to contact the Samaritans

Saturday 3rd April 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is shocked when told during conversations with family members battling for visitation in a care home, they have been forced to contact the charity Samaritan's after having feelings of hopelessness. One mother fought for six months to gain access to her sic... More

''My aunt had Do Not Attempt CPR (DNACPR) placed against her wishes... ''

Saturday 20th March 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is receiving an increase in concerns being told to us during the Covid pandemic regarding elderly loved ones having Do Not Attempt CPR (DNACPR) placed on them and saying this was against their loved one's wishes or without close family members being consulted. CC... More

“Our mother needed lots of assisting with eating and drinking during lockdown...the carers didn’t always have the time...''

Saturday 20th March 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable leads the call for a public inquiry on the Governments' handling of care homes during the Covid pandemic. We are contacted by families telling us their distressing experiences unable to help assist elderly loved ones with care needs. CCFTV understands that many prov... More

''My mum was left with a fractured collar bone for FOUR days with no medical help... now SHE is being evicted''.

Friday 12th March 2021

Please be aware that if you scroll down you will see a distressing image of an injury. We have been given permission by the family but we never show identity. CCFTV supports families in these case studies and we are lead influencers on the use of safety monitoring in the care of our most vul... More

''A significant delay in medical help I believe cost a resident his life...''

Wednesday 10th March 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable has been contacted by a care worker telling us that an elderly resident did not receive medical attention quick enough after suffering two serious falls that resulted in him sadly passing away. The following statement is her own account and we have conta... More

''How our Dad died in hospital has left our family traumatised...''

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

''My father was a carer for my mum but sadly in 2019 after a brain haemorrhage, she had to go into a care home. He visited her every day to help feed and take care of her and they were both affected by the lockdown where he was only able to see her through the window. It broke his heart in many wa... More

''We visited our Dad, who has since passed away, and we were shocked when he was brought out in a wheelchair and couldn't speak....''

Sunday 28th February 2021

''Our Dad was in a care home from November 2019 until his admission to the University of Southampton General Hospital on 11th August 2020. We sadly lost our Mother in August 2019, (our Dad’s carer). I and my sister then took a full-time interest in our father's health and wellbeing. During Da... More

''Our mum died soon after we were told that she wasn't nearing the end.. we missed our chance to say goodbye...''.''

Monday 22nd February 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is receiving an increase in the number of distressing reports saying care homes and GP's 'falsely' reassure families that loved ones are not nearing the end but then they miss the opportunity to say their final goodbye when suddenly and unexpectedly they pass aw... More

''How many more elderly residents failed in care will be reported as ''lessons learned..?''

Sunday 14th February 2021

Julie's mother Veronica died after she suffered failings in her care. An investigation recommendation outcome report saw ''lessons to be learned...''. Families Care Campaign for the Vulnerable support says this is never good enough and elderly who suffer failings in care that bring on a severe ... More

“I witnessed abuse but nothing was done....”

Monday 8th February 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable receives correspondence from care workers telling us about the difficulty they face when speaking out to their employers about neglectful care often resulting in being ostracised and forced out of a job. ''I know several people who have had a horrific experi... More

''Dad went into respite for three weeks... during this time he was rushed to hospital and sadly passed away...''

Saturday 6th February 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable receives correspondence from families worried about unexplained injuries happening in care. This is even more distressing families say, during the COVID family visitation restrictions. We continue our call for the use of safety monitoring in communal areas in all ... More

''I raised concerns over abuse and as a long serving home manager, I was forced out of my job for speaking up...”

Thursday 4th February 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is contacted by care home managers forced out of their job for reporting abuse to executive management and telling us ''closed culture'' exists. “ I want to put it out there as a care home manager and speak out about a former employer exercising a closed ... More

“Our Dad’s care home is no longer safe ... we now need to move him...''

Thursday 4th February 2021

''My Dad had to go into a care home recently as he has Alzheimer's with challenging behaviours. My mum was unable to care for him at home as it was becoming too much for her. My Dad at the beginning enjoyed his time at the home and everything seemed okay. But then he started saying things like &ldq... More

''During lockdown we were unhappy with the home's communication regarding our Dad's well-being...now he has been served a 28 day eviction notice...''

Sunday 31st January 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is supporting families coming to us reporting unfair evictions in care homes. We understand the majority of care providers and professionals work hard with families to try and meet loved ones care needs and will only serve notice if it's in their best interest to ... More

“A delay in receiving the vaccine cost my lovely wife her life ... why are we being misled?''

Friday 22nd January 2021

A heartfelt message sent to CCFTV from a Royal Navy veteran CCFTV comments in the Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9182449/Navy-veteran-blames-slow-rollout-care-homes-death-wife-caught-virus-day-jab.html “''My late wife, Margaret, developed Alzheimer's disease over 5 yea... More

Ten unrelated Covid deaths in my Dad's care home - now CQC rated Inadequate - we fear for our loved ones remaining...''

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is receiving an increase in families reporting neglect happening in care homes during the coronavirus pandemic and lack of communication from care home staff on the health and emotional well being of loved ones. ''Our family has some major concerns regarding my... More

“Why we need independent CCTV monitoring in care of our elderly living in care homes...we want justice for our loved one...''

Friday 15th January 2021

A family member contacted CCFTV with concerns that CCTV footage had been ' lost' for a serious incident which occurred in their loved one's care home just twenty hours after he was admitted. A Section 42 Safeguarding review substantiated this family’s concerns of abuse in a care home. ... More

''My elderly mother ‘attempted to take her own life’.....''

Thursday 14th January 2021

Please be aware the account told in this case study is very distressing. As a responsible organisation all documentation and reports to date in this case have been viewed by Care Campaign for the Vulnerable. We are fully supporting the family ''My 92 year old Mother lived independent... More

“Having Lasting Power of Attorney, will keep my loved one safe won’t it...?

Sunday 10th January 2021

''Having LPOA will allow me to keep my loved one safe, won’t it?'' ''I have held LPOA for my 102-year-old grandmother since 2013. I didn’t need to put it to use until 2019. I then found, to my horror, that it wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on and that rat... More

''My husband in hospital is being moved 50 miles away to a nursing home....I will never see him again.''

Friday 8th January 2021

Peter is now being transferred from hospital fifty miles away to a nursing home - the only home with a bed available that can meet his care needs Reference CCFTV Press https://metro.co.uk/2021/01/08/wife-fears-never-seeing-husband-again-if-hes-moved-to-new-care-home-13865678/ Chris... More

“Our care home was effected by Covid ...and now we can’t get our residents back ...''

Thursday 7th January 2021

''OUR FAMILY CARE HOME IS NOW EMPTY... OUR RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO STAY PUT EVEN THOUGH IT'S SAFE TO COME BACK... WE ARE DEVASTATED'' Care Home Manager ''Our care home was evacuated under an emergency situation on 23/12/20. The home had managed through the whole Covid-19 pandemic without issue ... More

''There’s a problem in our care system and it's not just COVID ...''

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Since my father's death in August 2018 my mum has had a terrible time in the care home system. She is 81, has suffered from severe mental illness for thirty years and is blind. She has been shunted between four different care homes in the last two years. Her latest care home run by a prolific care h... More

''Mum was checked and deemed fit and well on the Friday and died on the Sunday... unanswered questions remain...''

Sunday 3rd January 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is contacted by worried family members regarding loved ones in care homes suffering a delay in medical attention during the Covid pandemic. '''Carers started to become hostile when I asked questions about my mum's care....'' Ruth G. Read here the families ... More

“Our family is not happy with the outcome of the investigation to my father in law's neglect suffered in his nursing home...''

Sunday 3rd January 2021

''My father in law has been in a nursing home nearly two years. We are currently wishing him to be removed because of a police investigation outcome we are not satisfied with and we remain concerned with continued issues in his care.'' Daughter in law, JanetteDuring the period of time in this care h... More

CCFTV contacted by families telling of their Christmas Day visits to care homes

Saturday 26th December 2020

It's so positive to read reports in the media of families being reunited on Christmas Day in care homes due to rapid tests being rolled out, but sadly CCFTV has been contacted by families telling us it was still “no visits allowed ” or at best, one window visit permitted on Ch... More

''Conflicting accounts from staff members over my mother's fall is bringing our family concern...''

Thursday 24th December 2020

Please be aware if you scroll down you will see a photo of a distressing injury. We never identify unless the family decide to take public and only do so to influence the use of safety monitoring in all communal areas in care homes. CCFTV receives a high volume of calls from families repor... More

''I cry for my residents as no one is acting on my concerns...'''

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable receives worrying accounts from senior care workers telling of vulnerable residents suffering neglect. A care worker has identified herself to us but we have chosen not publicly name her ''I work in a care home and I have done for over three years now. I can&r... More

''We want to shine a light on the proven neglect our Dad suffered in a care home ...''

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

PLEASE BE AWARE IF YOU SCROLL DOWN YOU WILL SEE A PHOTO OF THIS FAMILY'S LATE FATHER IN A CARE HOME. THE FAMILY HAVE ASKED US TO MAKE PUBLIC THE NEGLECT THEIR LATE FATHER SUFFERED AND A NUMBER OF THE NEGLECT CONCERNS THEY RAISED HAVE NOW BEEN SUBSTANTIATED. CCFTV IS FULLY SUPPORTING THE FAMILY A... More

Devastated families told “loved ones care homes won't be opening doors at Christmas due to more restrictions.

Saturday 19th December 2020

Devastated families are coming to Care Campaign for the Vulnerable saying care homes are now advising they are forced to close their doors at Christmas due to more localised and national restrictions being put in place by the Government. Families who were preparing to be reunited in time for the ho... More

''My Dad's injuries needed surgery but his family was told by safeguarding the care home would see the failings as a ''learning curve''...''

Wednesday 16th December 2020

On November 18th 2020 at approximately 9.20 am I received a phone call from my Dad's care home (manager) telling me Dad had ''slipped off his bed at 6.30 am'' and suffered a suspected broken hip. The staff member told me a doctor had come out and had called 111. An ambulance was sent and would be r... More

''Councils leave care staff struggling to cope with testing visitors in care homes...''

Sunday 13th December 2020

Care Home managers are contacting CCFTV to tell us of the challenges they face with Covid testing in care homes. Many say most councils are placing the burden of screening onto providers directly. Below is a typical of what is involved. This is an email sent to us from one manager. ''To say I... More

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